​​​​​Upcoming Seminars:


 Tues, Nov 5th, 2019 7:30am, Education Planning, presented to East King County Estate Planning Council.  Hyatt Hotel.  Open to members and guests of EKCEPC. 


Thurs, Nov 14th, 2019 11:15am, presented to Puget Sound Financial Planning Association.  Seattle Hilton Garden Inn.  Open to members only.


Tues, Jan 14th, 2020 7pm, Bainbridge Island High School.  Paying for College without going Broke!  Free and open to the public.



Upcoming College Financial Aid Seminars/Events


Start the Process


After reading through the information on this website and you would like to proceed, please complete the contact form by clicking here.I would email the listing of questions for you to begin. Prior to the meeting, I spend several hours researching your situation so that I can tailor the discussion to your family's circumstances. With a small investment and a little time, you can save yourself thousands concentration on colleges that are affordable to you, the parents, and also satisfy your student's academic and social needs!


Paying for College without going Broke !


 Thurs, Oct 17th, 2019  at 5:30pm 

International High School in the library, Bellevue

 Free and open to the public


​​​​​Is your group interested in a presentation?


If you are interested in a speaker for Financial Aid Night or Paying for College, send a request to: paula@paulabishop.com  One-hour talks are available for your company, school, PTA, sports and church groups.  Free to high schools and non-profits. Topics include:


  • How to Pay for College without Going Broke

  • Step by Step Procedures for Filling out Financial Aid Forms to include the FAFSA and the CSS Profile

  • In depth Discussion of 529 College savings plans and GET

  • The Secrets of Financial Aid for College

  • Myths vs. Realities of Athletic Recruiting and Financial Aid

  • How to Determine if You Qualify for Financial Aid and for How Much Aid

  • Financial Aid Award Letters - Are They Telling the Parents Enough?  How to Evaluate Awards

Recent Past Seminars/Talks


- Oct 2, 2019 - "Paying for College without Going Broke" at Skyline HS, Sammamish, WA

- Wed/Thurs Feb 6th and 7th, 2019.  "Paying for College without Going Broke" presented to Bellevue HS parents are part of a College Conference, held at Sammamish HS and Interlake HS.


- Wed, Dec 5th "Paying for College without Going Broke" at Edmonds Woodway High School  Free and open to the public.


- Oct 18th, 2018 7pm "Paying for College without Going Broke" at Bainbridge Island High School. 


- Sept 5th, 2018 Hotel Petaluma, CA 6:30-9pm private presentation to College Counselor's families 

- Sept 19th, 2018 Estate Planning Council of Seattle on What Financial Planners and Estate Attorneys Need to Know about Paying for College Issues


- March 29th, 2018  "Paying for College without going Broke!" at Woodinville High School, 19819 136th Ave NE,       Woodinville, WA


- Feb 7th and Feb 8th 2018  "Paying for College without going Broke!" Wed, Feb 7th (at Sammamish HS)  Thurs Feb 8th (at Newport HS)   Bellevue School District College Night - come hear @ 18 college related topics to include Paying for College without going Broke! 

-  Jan 28th, 2018 Paying for College without going Broke!  Presented to Snohomish Youth Soccer Club, at Snohomish High School


- Tues, Oct 10th, 2017, 6pm  Paying for College without Going Broke presented to Eastside Catholic High School parents and students.